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, new york. >>> "the washington post" reports the nsa tracks locations of as many as 5 billion cell phones each day. now, the paper says classified documents leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden reveals this. he said the spy agency is equipped with a computer program that can build relationship patterns of overseas calls that helps to reveal unknown terror suspects as well. these records do not track americans intentionally, but the nsa does come into contact with some domestic calls. >>> 2 million passwords were stolen and leaked online from accounts you likely use yourself. facebook, twitter, google, and yahoo! accounts were compromised. facebook and twitter have reset the passwords of those affected. a facebook spokesman says, quote, it appears accounts may have been attacked using malware. the investigation also revealed this, the most common password in the set was 123456, used in nearly 16,000 accounts. bill karins is sitting by me, 123456. >> i got to change my. >> how about abcdef. >>> a massive operation resumes this morning to save dozens of beached pilot whales.
, silicon valley's top tech companies teaming up today to take on the nsa. >> yeah, good morning. when we first learned some weeks ago the nsa had been tapping the fiber of optic cables belonging to google and yahoo! some of those companies expressed their anger in ways i can't really repeat on tv. this morning the companies are expressing their anger with full-page ads in "the washington post" and "the new york times." the coalition of twitter, facebook, apple, microsoft, linkedin, aol and yahoo! and google demanding legal reforms to control american spying on americans as well as putting the government on notice that those companies will encrypt their data to keep it out of government hands. the other big story this morning is the markets. you're looking at the open of the nasdaq as american airlines celebrates its merger with u.s. air. it is absolutely official, making the largest airline in america. the market's doing very well. in fact, right off the opening bell, the nasdaq hit a 13-year high. back to you. >> all those earnings, perhaps you could buy a new house. >>> how much would
by the former nsa contractor. scotland yard, meantime, confirmed today it is investigating whether "the garden" should face terrorism charges for publishing high-level security secrets. and that is your "world tonight." >> thank you, janelle. >>> take a look. an amazing story of survival. a man is found alive inside the hull of a sunken tugboat after being trapped underwater for reportedly three days. this is video released of the rescue. back in may. the divers finally got to him. he was 60 feet underwater and was wearing shorts and drank soda to stay hydrated. the other 11 members of his crew died when their tugboat capsized off the coast of nigeria. >>> now to an nbc bay area follow up. san jose police identified the man believed to be responsible for a violent chain of events on thanksgiving day. investigators say albert vasquez of san jose began his crime spree by stabbing three people at an apartment complex. he then allegedly attacked a minivan driver, stole the van, and barreled on to interstate 680 going the wrong way. police say he sped through residential streets at 70 miles an hour
can you tell us about that this morning? >> the nsa has long had the capability of getting the data where a cell phone call was made. it does not collect that information on cell phones used in the u.s. so these latest snowden documents reveal the nsa does collect that data on millions of cell phone calls overseas. the nsa says it's entirely legal but privacy advocates say it's unnecessarily intrusive. tamron. >> thank you very much. >>> well, a deadly attack on the defense mintry in yemen this morning. the attackers were said to be wearing yemeni army uniforms. dozens were killed or wounded. no claim of responsibility as of yet. >>> despite pleas from families and investigators they not be released. officials in connecticut on wednesday did make public more than 20 minutes of 911 calls that came in during last year's shooting at sandy hook elementary school. the calls urged police to come quickly. in some calls shots can be heard. in one, a teacher shot in the foot told police there's children in this room. overall, the tapes show calm, bravery and professionalism. nbc news has mad
the status in that region. >>> president obama will propose reforms for the nsa after the allegations of snooping. the president spoke on msnbc "hardball" with chris matthews. >> i'll be proposing some self-restraint on the nsa and to initiate some reforms that can give people more confidence. >> the president said that people at the nsa generally are looking out for the safety of the american people and are not interested in reading e-mails and text messages. >>> good news about unemployment. it is a five-year low. it is down 0.3% from the month before. the economy added 203,000 new jobs. >>> encouraging news about the pilot whales stranded in shallow water in the florida evergrades. officials say most of the whales, at least 35 of them, were able to swim into deeper water on thursday. officials are now tracking them from boats and from the air. good news there. >>> well, prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against heisman trophy favorite jameis winston. the florida state quarterback had been accused of sexual assault, but officials announced they didn't have enough evidenc
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